Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a photo that captures a special moment just right. This morning I was up at dawn doing a little window birding. As the sun rose, bathing the river in a pinkish-golden glow, a gull landed right in front of the dock and quickly scooped up a mullet. As it struggled to eat its prey, captured sunlight gleamed from the underside of the gull's wings, reflecting the morning's light onto the ripples of its landing.
I didn't post to the blog during all of November, not because there wasn't fabulous birding here in the yard and elsewhere. In fact, it was probably because there was. We've added new yard birds for the year and for the life of the yard. We experienced another great Rio Grande Birding Festival. We saw life birds on short trips up the Valley.
I'll blog about all those this weekend in a November retrospective. But for now, enjoy this December morning's photos that capture sunrise on the Arroyo Colorado as viewed from my window.